The Causes and Consequences of Sector-Level Job Flows in Poland

25 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2003

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Frederic Warzynski

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics

Abstract

We look at the determinants and consequences of job reallocation in the 22 2-digit sectors of the manufacturing industry in Poland over the period 1995-99. We find that import competition and a competitive market structure (weak concentration) have a positive and significant effect on job reallocation. Moreover, higher job reallocation is associated with higher labour productivity growth in some specifications. This confirms implications from neo-Schumpeterian growth models: one channel through which competition might positively affect growth is through the reallocation of scarce resources from declining firms to rising ones.

JEL Classification: F16, J24, J6, O3, P3

Suggested Citation

Warzynski, Frederic, The Causes and Consequences of Sector-Level Job Flows in Poland. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=416785

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